Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for the Coordination of EU Policies for Development,school, Vocational Training, Universities, Research & Work for Emilia Romagna Region will open the works


NanotechItaly invites every year world famous speakers, from academia and industry. This year edition will host 3 important introductory lectures on Wednesday, 25th  November:

Christos Tokamanis

Christos Tokamanis, Head Unit Materials and Nano Technologies, DG Research, EU Commission

Francesco de Angelis, Nanostructure Director,  Italian Institute of Technology, Italy         

Luigi Colombo

Luigi Colombo, TI Analog Technology Fellow, Research Strategy & Consortia, Texas Instruments Inc., United States


Already confirmed key notes include :

P. Baglioni, Director, Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI), University of Florence, Italy.

R. Bizzarri, Researcher, NEST – Nanoscience Institute, National Research Council (CNR), Italy.

M. Carrer, Vice President of Software Engineering, Eurotech, Italy.

F. Fava, Professor, University of Bologna; Deputy Chair of the Environmental Biotechnology section of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).

S. McNeil, Director, US-NCL – Nano Characterization Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, United States.

J. Meneve, Research Manager, Unit Sustainable Materials Management,  VITO, Vision on Technology, Belgium.

F. Ongaro, Head of European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), European Space Agency (ESA).

C. NERIN PROFESSOR, Universidad Zaragoza, Instituto Universitario de Investigazion en Ingenieria de Aragon GUIA, Spain.

V. Palermo, Head of MAFO Unit, Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (CNR-ISOF), Italy.

P. Samori, Director, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), France.

J. Y. Ying, Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore.

Y. Lae Park, Carnegie Mellon University – The Robotics Institute, United States.


The full list of speakers is now available in the Conference Program.